Dr. Hardat A.S. Sukhdeo

September 18, 1934 - April 13, 2014 

Dr. Hardat A.S. Sukhdeo

September 18, 1934 - April 13, 2014 

Obituary for Dr. Hardat A.S. Sukhdeo

Dr. Hardat Arjune Sastri Sukhdeo, 79, of Miami Beach, F.L., formerly of Upper Montclair, N.J., passed away on April 13, 2014. Visitation will be held at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J., on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. The family will then gather at the funeral home on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. and process to Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Upper Montclair, N.J. for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service. A memorial funeral service will then be held at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road, Upper Montclair. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

Born on September 18, 1934, in Georgetown, Guyana, to the late John Harry and Hiria Sukhdeo, Dr. Sukhdeo attended high school in Georgetown and then attended the University of London College of the West Indies in Jamaica where he obtained a degree in Medicine and met his wife Angella Lindo. In 1963, they married and moved to Connecticut where he completed a residency in psychiatry. In 1967, he joined the staff at Yale University Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. In 1972, he joined the faculty at the University of Miami Medical School, where he founded the Crisis Intervention Center. In 1975, he moved his family to New Jersey to join UMDNJ, where he later served as Chief of Psychiatry. In the late 1970s, he served as psychiatrist to many of the survivors of the Jonestown Mass Suicide.

He raised his family in Upper Montclair, NJ, from 1975 to 2000, before retiring to Miami Beach. His sons followed in his footsteps and became professionals in medicine and law. He was an avid photographer in his spare time, and believed in giving back to the community as seen in his fund raising efforts for the University of the West Indies (UWI) and his formation of the UWI Alumni Association for the Tri-State area.

Dr. Sukhdeo was a loving man who was devoted to his wife, children and extended family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Angella; his sons Sastri, Devand, Romesh, and Rohan; his sisters Nirvani, Rani, Drupathy, Vidi, Indra, and Shanti; his grandchildren Sydney, Hannah, Madeline, Charlie, Nicholas, Deven, Kaya and Anjuli; his daughter-in-laws Sheela, Dolores, Bindi and Nayoung; and his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins around the world.

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